Laser Hair Removal Specialist

The Alternative Touch Wellness

Medical Spa located in Waco, TX

Thick, lustrous hair is something most people desire — unless it grows in areas you don’t want. If you’re tired of plucking, waxing, and shaving unwanted body hair, The Alternative Touch Wellness in Waco, Texas, offers a permanent solution with laser hair removal. The experienced medical team use laser hair removal to get rid of unsightly hair safely and effortlessly. Call The Alternative Touch Wellness to schedule a consultation today or use the online booking tool.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

Laser Hair Removal


What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive, permanent solution to unwanted hair. The Alternative Touch Wellness uses advanced laser tools that direct highly concentrated light into hair follicles, penetrating and destroying them. Laser hair removal can address unwanted hair on most areas of the body, including the:



Bikini area






While periodic maintenance treatments might be necessary to achieve optimal results, you won’t have to worry about routine waxing, shaving, or plucking after completing a series of laser hair removal sessions.


How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal uses light energy to penetrate hair follicles. Pigment absorbs laser light, which generates heat and damages follicles to inhibit future hair growth. 

Laser hair removal affects actively growing hair follicles, so you might require several treatments to achieve the best possible results.

What should I expect during laser hair removal?
Prior to laser hair removal, your The Alternative Touch Wellness practitioner reviews your medical history, examines the body area you want to target, and lets you know if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. 

First, your practitioner applies a topical anesthetic to the skin to enhance comfort. Then, they place the laser wand over the treatment area and activate the laser energy to destroy the hair follicle. You may feel a pinprick sensation as the laser targets the hair follicles.

Treatment time varies depending on the size of the area being treated; the procedure usually takes an hour or less. There’s no downtime following laser hair removal, so you can resume your usual activities immediately.


What happens after treatment?

Following treatment, you might experience swelling and redness of the skin for several hours. Apply ice to the area as needed to ease the discomfort. Avoid sun exposure for several weeks or as recommended by your provider.

You'll notice gradual hair shedding in the treated area in the weeks following treatment. The shedding may continue until it's time for your next laser hair removal session, generally 6-10 weeks after the first one. 

Because your hair follicles grow in cycles, you may need up to six laser hair removal treatments to get the best results. Your specialist creates a treatment plan before you start so you know what to expect and how best to prepare.

While laser hair removal is considered a permanent solution to unwanted hair, stray hairs may continue to grow in the treated area. The team at The Alternative Touch Wellness recommends touch-up appointments as needed to keep your skin smooth and free of unwanted hair.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to razors and waxing, call The Alternative Touch Wellness or schedule a consultation online today.